Earn while you train to be a software engineer, and graduate with both a BSc and four years of work experience.
Software engineers design, build and test high-quality software solutions. They apply engineering principles to all stages of the software development process, from requirements, analysis and design to development, always ensuring security is robust. They typically work as part of a collaborative team.
This degree apprenticeship will give you all the skills and experience you need to work as a software engineer. You’ll study part-time on campus at Queen Mary, learning alongside students on our standard BSc programmes.
On the other days of the week, you’ll carry out work-based learning with one of our partner employers.
You apply for degree apprenticeships either through the National Apprenticeship Service or via the employer’s own website, rather than through UCAS.
You can apply directly via one of our employers partners by following the links below:
There is no limit to the number of apprenticeships you can apply for, in addition to your five UCAS choices.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
You may be expected to cover the cost of any resit exams.
You’ll attend Queen Mary two days per week during term-time for lectures and laboratory sessions, and spend the remaining three days with your employer.
On campus you’ll receive approximately five to 10 hours of weekly contact time, comprising lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions.
For every module taught, you'll complete a further eight to 10 hours of independent study.
Assessment typically includes a combination of examination and coursework. There are practical assignments for laboratory-based modules, and exercise sheets or written assignments for more theoretical modules.
The End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment module is a 12-hour per semester module where students are given the necessary training on to sit their End Point Assessment reflecting on the Knowledge Skills and Behaviours (KSB’s) that should be addressed during their apprenticeship.
Over the 4 year programme, the apprentice will develop the technical competencies, knowledge and understanding, as well as the professional, interpersonal and business skills that are necessary to operate as a fully competent Digital and Technology Solution Professional.
The end-point assessment (EPA) gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate that they have attained the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the syllabus. A learner who meets the requirements at the End Point Assessment gateway would be recommended to the End Point Assessment. The EPA contains three requirements which include a synoptic project, a project presentation and the professional discussion. The synoptic project should be completed alongside the modules in your final year and would be considered as part of the End Point Assessment.
The End Point Assessment is currently under review to change with the new DTSP standard. This could change the format and the expectations of the EPA from Sept 23.
You will be taught at the new London City Institute of Technology.
London City Institute of Technology
5 Hope Street
London City Island
Queen Mary and the employer agree the exact academic entry requirements for each apprenticeship. Grades given below are indicative.
Generally, we expect our degree apprentices to demonstrate similar academic achievements to full-time BSc students.
The academic entry requirements may be reduced for mature applicants with relevant work experience.
A-levelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate (IB)International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
Extended Project QualificationAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
To apply, you must be either:
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
See the UK Government apprenticeship funding rules.
Your employer will pay your Queen Mary tuition fees.
You will be paid for your work with the employer. Degree apprentices typically start on an annual salary of £14,000 – £21,000.
Visit the government apprenticeships website getingofar.gov.uk to access advice and resources for students, parents, teachers and employers.
We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
After successfully completing a BSc, most degree apprentices continue on their career path as a member of staff within their organisation.
The Queen Mary careers team can offer:
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).
We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.
The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.
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